Short a Words – FREE PDF Download

| Last Updated: April 28, 2022

Children continue to memorize and recognize familiar words. Seeing, reading, and remembering the most common words used in grade-level texts is essential to their reading skills in the future.

Below are a variety of common short a words, which children learn to decode in kindergarten. Finding different ways to practice these will ensure students can quickly and easily read these words when they encounter them. 

Short a Words

The short a word list includes the following words:

abcatfanhadmanradslattap
actChadfasthammapragsmackthan
appchapfathandmassramsnacktram
aptchatflaghasmastrampsnagtrap
askcladflanhatmatransnapvan
backclamflapjabnabrapspamvan
badclangabjagnagratspanvat
bagclapgagjamnapsadstackwag
bamclassgalJanpacksagstagwham
bancrabgamknackpadSamstampwrap
bandcramgaplabpalsapStanyam
batdabgaslackPamsassstandyap
Braddadgladladpansatswagzag
bragdampglamlagpastscamswamzap
branDanglasslampatshacktab
cabdraggradlampplanshamtack
camexamgramlappramslabtad
canfabgranmadquackslacktag
capfadhackmagrackslaptan

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Teaching these words can be done in a variety of creative ways like word hunts, memory games, activity mats, and tracing sheets. No matter how they learn them, these words will increase their confidence and reading skills, and set them up for reading success.

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